In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Israel on Sunday published tenders for about 1,300 new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank and authorities are also expected to discuss proposals for another 3,000 homes.
The announcement from the Israeli Housing and Construction Ministry under right-wing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s government said tenders had been published for 1,355 homes in the West Bank, which has been occupied by Israel since the 1967 Six-Day War.
Those new homes add to the more than 2,000 residences that defense sources said in August would be authorized for West Bank settlers. Housing Minister Zeev Elkin, a member of the right-wing New Hope party, said in a statement that “strengthening Jewish presence (in the West Bank) was essential to the Zionist vision.”
A government planning committee is also expected in the coming week to discuss the proposals for about 3,000 new settlement units. https://www.dailysabah.com/world/mid-east/us-deeply-concerned-with-israeli-plan-on-more-settlements
Oppression Amongst Themselves In The Past: [The Oppressive Ones Amongst Them Oppressed Their Own People, Even After Being Forbidden From Such Acts]
Allaah [The Exalted] said:
وَإِذۡ أَخَذۡنَا مِيثَـٰقَكُمۡ لَا تَسۡفِكُونَ دِمَآءَكُمۡ وَلَا تُخۡرِجُونَ أَنفُسَكُم مِّن دِيَـٰرِكُمۡ ثُمَّ أَقۡرَرۡتُمۡ وَأَنتُمۡ تَشۡہَدُونَ
ثُمَّ أَنتُمۡ هَـٰٓؤُلَآءِ تَقۡتُلُونَ أَنفُسَكُمۡ وَتُخۡرِجُونَ فَرِيقً۬ا مِّنكُم مِّن دِيَـٰرِهِمۡ تَظَـٰهَرُونَ عَلَيۡهِم بِٱلۡإِثۡمِ وَٱلۡعُدۡوَٲنِ وَإِن يَأۡتُوكُمۡ أُسَـٰرَىٰ تُفَـٰدُوهُمۡ وَهُوَ مُحَرَّمٌ عَلَيۡڪُمۡ إِخۡرَاجُهُمۡۚ أَفَتُؤۡمِنُونَ بِبَعۡضِ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ وَتَكۡفُرُونَ بِبَعۡضٍ۬ۚ فَمَا جَزَآءُ مَن يَفۡعَلُ ذَٲلِكَ مِنڪُمۡ إِلَّا خِزۡىٌ۬ فِى ٱلۡحَيَوٰةِ ٱلدُّنۡيَاۖ وَيَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ يُرَدُّونَ إِلَىٰٓ أَشَدِّ ٱلۡعَذَابِۗ وَمَا ٱللَّهُ بِغَـٰفِلٍ عَمَّا تَعۡمَلُونَ
أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ ٱلَّذِينَ ٱشۡتَرَوُاْ ٱلۡحَيَوٰةَ ٱلدُّنۡيَا بِٱلۡأَخِرَةِۖ فَلَا يُخَفَّفُ عَنۡہُمُ ٱلۡعَذَابُ وَلَا هُمۡ يُنصَرُونَ
And (remember) when We took your covenant (saying): Shed not the blood of your people, nor turn out your own people from their dwellings. Then, (this) you ratified and (to this) you bear witness. After this, it is you who kill one another and drive out a party of you from their homes, assist (their enemies) against them, in sin and transgression. And if they come to you as captives, you ransom them, although their expulsion was forbidden to you. Then do you believe in a part of the Scripture and reject the rest? Then what is the recompense of those who do so among you, except disgrace in the life of this world, and on the Day of Resurrection they shall be consigned to the most grievous torment. And Allah is not unaware of what you do. Those are they who have bought the life of this world at the price of the Hereafter. Their torment shall not be lightened nor shall they be helped. [Surah Al-Baqarah. Verses 84-86]
In The Past: The Misguided Scholars and Leaders Amongst Them Concocted and Beautified Corrupt Beliefs to Steal The Wealth of Arabs!
Allaah [The Most High] said:
وَمِنۡ أَهۡلِ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ مَنۡ إِن تَأۡمَنۡهُ بِقِنطَارٍ۬ يُؤَدِّهِۦۤ إِلَيۡكَ وَمِنۡهُم مَّنۡ إِن تَأۡمَنۡهُ بِدِينَارٍ۬ لَّا يُؤَدِّهِۦۤ إِلَيۡكَ إِلَّا مَا دُمۡتَ عَلَيۡهِ قَآٮِٕمً۬اۗ ذَٲلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمۡ قَالُواْ لَيۡسَ عَلَيۡنَا فِى ٱلۡأُمِّيِّـۧنَ سَبِيلٌ۬ وَيَقُولُونَ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ ٱلۡكَذِبَ وَهُمۡ يَعۡلَمُونَ
Among the people of the Scripture is he who, if entrusted with a Cantar [a great amount of wealth, etc.], will readily pay it back; and among them there is he who, if entrusted with a single silver coin, will not repay it unless you constantly stand demanding, because they say: ‘’There is no blame on us to betray and take the properties of the illiterates (Arabs).” But they tell a lie against Allah while they know it. [Surah Aal Imraan. Verse 75]
Imaam As-Sadi [may Allaah have mercy upon him]] said: They (i.e. the unjust ones amongst them) made corrupt claims and held repulsive views, and thus considered themselves to be possessors of great status and that the illiterate Arabs were extremely degraded; therefore, the rights of the illiterate Arabs could be violated. So, through these corrupt claims and repulsive views they ate haraam and considered it lawful by way of creed.
Likewise, they lied against Allaah because the scholar who declares things lawful or unlawful is considered- by the people- as one transmitting Allaah’s Judgement and not from himself; and that [ruling of theirs about the wealth of the illiterate Arabs] is a lie. Allaah said: [وَيَقُولُونَ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ ٱلۡكَذِبَ وَهُمۡ يَعۡلَمُون – But they tell a lie against Allah while they know it]. This is one of the greatest sins-speaking about Allaah without knowledge. (1)
Do The Oppressors Amongst The Jews Recall That They Were Once Victims of Brutal Oppression, So That They Treat Others Fairly and Abandon Pride?!
Allaah [The Exalted] said:
إِنَّ فِرۡعَوۡنَ عَلَا فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَجَعَلَ أَهۡلَهَا شِيَعً۬ا يَسۡتَضۡعِفُ طَآٮِٕفَةً۬ مِّنۡہُمۡ يُذَبِّحُ أَبۡنَآءَهُمۡ وَيَسۡتَحۡىِۦ نِسَآءَهُمۡۚ إِنَّهُ ۥ كَانَ مِنَ ٱلۡمُفۡسِدِينَ
Verily, Fir’aun (Pharaoh) exalted himself in the land and made its people sects, weakening (oppressing) a group (i.e. Children of Israel) among them, killing their sons, and letting their females live. Verily, he was of the Mufsidoon]. [Surah Al-Qasas. Verse 4]
[وَجَعَلَ أَهۡلَهَا شِيَعً۬ا – and made its people sects]- Meaning: Different groups that were organized and distinguished, and he utilized each group in that which he desired in his kingdom. (2) He made them into sects and different groups to serve him and they went along with what he wanted and obeyed him. (3) He made them into different distinct groups, dealt with them based on his evil desires and subjugated them as he wanted by means of his power and authority. (4) He divided them into different sects and they went along with him in everything he desired of evil and corruption, or he used some as a means to get others to obey him; or he made them into different distinct groups under his service and used every group in some type of work, such as construction, tillage, earthwork [drilling etc] and other burdensome work, and whoever did not work was beaten, so they served him by doing so; or he made them into sects and incited hatred and enmity between them, so that they do not come to an agreement [or become united in their stance against him]. (5)
[ إِنَّهُ ۥ كَانَ مِنَ ٱلۡمُفۡسِدِينَ – Verily, he was of the Mufsidoon]- Meaning: Those whose intention is neither to rectify the religious nor worldly affairs, and this was from his corrupt behaviour in the earth; (6) committing unlawful killing and being disobedient to Allaah. (7)
Allaah [The Exalted] said:
وَإِذۡ نَجَّيۡنَـٰڪُم مِّنۡ ءَالِ فِرۡعَوۡنَ يَسُومُونَكُمۡ سُوٓءَ ٱلۡعَذَابِ يُذَبِّحُونَ أَبۡنَآءَكُمۡ وَيَسۡتَحۡيُونَ نِسَآءَكُمۡۚ وَفِى ذَٲلِكُم بَلَآءٌ۬ مِّن رَّبِّكُمۡ عَظِيمٌ۬
And (remember) when We delivered you from Fir’aun’s (Pharaoh) people, who were afflicting you with a horrible torment, killing your sons and sparing your women, and therein was a mighty trial from your Lord. [Surah Al-Baqarah. Verse 49]
[وَإِذۡ نَجَّيۡنَـٰڪُم مِّنۡ ءَالِ فِرۡعَوۡنَ – And (remember) when We delivered you from Fir’aun’s people]: Meaning, from Pharaoh, the chiefs of his kingdom and his troops; and prior to that [يَسُومُونَكُمۡ – they were afflicting you with a horrible torment]: Meaning, mistreated and exploited them [سُوٓءَ ٱلۡعَذَابِ – with a horrible torment]: Meaning, with the severest punishment; [يُذَبِّحُونَ أَبۡنَآءَكُمۡ – killing your sons]: Meaning, out of fear that you will increase in number. [وَيَسۡتَحۡيُونَ نِسَآءَكُمۡۚ – and sparing your women]: Meaning, did not kill them and thus you found yourselves between being killed or humiliated through burdensome work, and allowed to live as if it was some favour given to you by the people who degraded you. This is the height of humiliation; but then Allah favoured them with complete safety and drowned their enemy while they watched and so that they might be pleased. [وَفِى ذَٲلِكُم – and therein]: Meaning, being saved, [بَلَآءٌ۬ – was a mighty trial], Meaning, a test; [مِّن رَّبِّكُمۡ عَظِيمٌ۬ – from your Lord]. Therefore, this is one of those affairs that obligates on you to be thankful and fulfil His commands. (8)
This is the horrible and inhumane treatment the Children of Israel received from Fir’aun and likewise we know the inhumane treatment the Jews received from the Nazis; but we find – in this era – that some of them are the flag-bearers of oppression, injustice and callosity. Everyone witnesses the barbaric manner in which some of them treat the Palestinians. Some of them constantly steal land, distribute them to their people and displace Palestinians. They have been stealing land for nearly seven decades and any Palestinian who dares stand in their way either faces humiliation or physical harm. Even those who flatter them or turn a blind eye to their atrocities do not agree that they had the right to occupy East Jerusalem during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war and then annexed the entire city in 1980. This has not been accepted by anyone, but some of them give no concern to what others say due to arrogance and a desire to humiliate people. Allaah [The Exalted] said:
تِلۡكَ ٱلدَّارُ ٱلۡأَخِرَةُ نَجۡعَلُهَا لِلَّذِينَ لَا يُرِيدُونَ عُلُوًّ۬ا فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَلَا فَسَادً۬اۚ وَٱلۡعَـٰقِبَةُ لِلۡمُتَّقِينَ
That home of the Hereafter [i.e. Paradise], We shall assign to those who rebel not against the truth with pride and oppression in the land nor do mischief by committing crimes. And the good end is for the Muttaqoon [pious]. [Surah Al-Qasas’Aayah 83]
Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “The home of the Hereafter is prepared for those who are humble for the sake of Allaah, and whoever humbles himself for the sake of Allaah, Allaah will raise him. (As for the haughty people), Allaah hates them and their destination is the fire – and Allaah’s Refuge is sought. Major Kufr and Bidah stops a person from the delight (found in the) truth and the guidance brought by the Prophets, and that which purifies the souls [i.e. makes the souls upright]”. [An Excerpt from Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ page 220]
If only they abandon arrogance and follow the path of Abdullah Bin Sallaam [may Allaah be pleased with him] who was from them, but accepted the truth and submitted to the path of the final Messenger, and he was a man of knowledge and humility. One day he walked in the marketplace whilst carrying a bundle of firewood, so it was said to him, “Has Allaah not given you enough wealth (to prevent you from) this?” He said, “Certainly; but I want to repel pride. I heard Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] saying, “The one with the weight of a grain of mustard seed of pride will not enter paradise”.
Al-Allaamah Zayd Bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “This hadeeth is clear proof regarding the fact that pride is forbidden and that is one of the major sins. And because of this, a person is forbidden to characterize himself with pride-mocking at the people and rejecting the truth. Indeed, the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] described pride in his statement, [saying]: “Pride is to reject the truth and belittle the people”- meaning: rejects the truth and does not accept it; mocks at the people and does not consider them to be nothing by looking down on them and raising himself above them- either due to his abundant wealth, high [social] status, lineage or due to other reasons. In this hadeeth, there is proof to show that a Muslim servant of Allaah- the sensible and smart one – guards himself, places himself in a situation that is pleasing to Allaah and disciplines himself with the Islamic manners. And when it is the case that the soul is weak and can be misguided, therefore Abdullah Bin Sallaam [may Allaah be pleased with him] desired to discipline his soul by carrying a bundle of firewood on his back or his head, even though he was able to hire someone else to carry it on his behalf; but he desired something that was very important and that was to repel pride from his soul, and place himself in a situation of humility, which Allaah loves to see from His slaves. (9)
The Oppressive Ones Amongst Them Have No Justification Except Fujoor Fil Khusoomah-
[Iniquity when disputing]
Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “Fujoor Fil Khusoomah (Iniquity when disputing) is of types: Reject what is obligatory upon you (to fulfil, give etc) and claim what one is not entitled to “. https://youtu.be/FGtZtOBbif4
Supplication Against The Oppressive Ones Amongst Them Is Allowed
Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Fawzaan [may Allaah preserve him] stated: Brothers, the actions, disbelief and evil of the Yahood [i.e. those Jews who rebel against Allaah and His Prophets] is well known, even (with regards) to (their relationship) with their Prophets. They killed their Prophets, and (also) is that which happened to Kaleemullaah Moosaa [peace be upon him]- that which Allaah has related in the Qur’aan (regarding) the story of Moosaa and Haaroon [peace be upon them]. The character, disbelief, misguidance and evil of the Yahood [i.e. those amongst them who rebel against the command of Allaah and His Prophets] is well known, even towards their Prophets; but what is obligated on us (Muslims) is that we ponder and rectify our deviated affairs and repent to Allaah, because the Yahood have not gained the upper hand against us except due to our sins. Why is it that we do not hear anyone addressing and admonishing the Muslims, whilst saying to them, ‘What has happened to you is (nothing else), but as a result of you turning away from the religion of Allaah and negligence in the affairs of the religion; so repent to Allaah in order that Allaah may aid you and avert the plot of the plotters from you’. We do not hear except insult, abuse and supplication against the Yahood, but this should be substituted with supplicating to Allaah to rectify the Muslims and to make them steadfast, mention to the Muslims that they should repent and return to Allaah, and rectify their religious (adherence) for the sake of Allaah. This is the first obligation.
As for supplication against an oppressor-be it the Yahood or other than them, there is nothing wrong with this. It is legislated to supplicate against the one who oppress you with the Sharee’ah supplications- the supplications that are found in the Book (i.e. The Qur’aan) and the Sunnah. But before supplicating against them, you should supplicate to Allaah to rectify the Muslims and to make the Muslims steadfast upon their Religion and return them to the truth. Advise, address and admonish (them) regarding Allaah [i.e. obedience to Allaah]. This is what is obligatory. (10)
How Do We Treat Our Jewish Neighbours?
A Sheep was slaughtered for Abdullaah Ibn Umar [may Allaah be pleased with him and his father], so he said to his slave, “Have you given to our Jewish neighbour? Have you given to our Jewish neighbour? I heard the Messenger of Allaah [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] saying, ‘Jibreel did not cease advising me (about the rights of) a neighbour until I thought that he (a neighbour) would inherit from me’”. [Adabul Mufrad Number 105. Graded authentic by Imaam Al-Albaanee]
Read: Living With Non-Muslims In The West- By Shaikh Abu Khadeejah: https://www.abukhadeejah.com/living-with-non-muslims-in-the-west-with-fine-conduct/
Finally, the Path to Victory and Safety Is Not Through The Path of Hamas. Read article by Shaikh Abu Khadeejah may Allaah preserve him]: https://www.salafisounds.com/helping-our-brothers-and-sisters-in-palestine-and-the-issue-of-boycotting-by-abu-khadeejah/
[1: An Excerpt from ‘Tafseer Sadi’. Slightly paraphrased]
[2: An Excerpt from ‘Al-Misbaah Al-Muneer Fee Tahdheeb Tafseer Ibn Katheer’. Slightly paraphrased]
[3: An Excerpt from ‘Fat-hul Qadeer 4/209’ slightly paraphrased]
[4: An Excerpt from ‘Tafseer Sadi’. Slightly paraphrased]
[5: An Excerpt from ‘Roohul Ma’aanee’ 11/64-65. Slightly paraphrased]
[6: An Excerpt from ‘Tafseer Sadi’. Slightly paraphrased]
[7: An Excerpt from ‘Zaadul Maseer’. Slightly paraphrased]
[8: An Excerpt from ‘Tafseer Sadi’. Slightly paraphrased]
[9: Al-Ijaabaatul Muhimmah Fil Mashaakil Al-Mulimmah. page: 202. slightly paraphrased]
[10: An Excerpt from At-taleeqaat Al-Maleehah Alaa Silsilah Al-Ahaadeeth As-Saheehah. Vol 1. Page 269. Slightly paraphrased]